BY: COMRADE JOHN IDUMANGE
The past two years are the most turbulent in Nigeria’s history since 1960. Now, President Jonathan is saddled with the burden of revamping an economy that has been ailing for three and a half decades. He has a responsibility to redefine the architecture of governance along the lines of transparency, budgetary discipline and accountable leadership, with the same old, entrenched and tired people – some of whom command massive approbation because they appropriate sectional interest. We all know that these problems have been in existence long before the ascendancy of President Jonathan, and tackling them cannot be done overnight.
I now understand why some Nigerians believe that only Jonathan’s second term in office can create sufficient room for the resolution of these fundamental developmental challenges staring us in the face. I may be compelled to support that view because domestic terror appear to have eaten up about a year of President Jonathan’s tenure. Domestic terrorism is not Jonathan’s problem; its our collective problem, which we have to tackle.
I perceive the frustration in Nigeria as being mainly caused by poverty rather than religion. Understanding the curious interplay between the variables of politics, economy and a burgeoning comprador class ala native imperialists, underscores the need for Nigerians to be patient with the Jonathan administration. What Nigeria is passing through now is a litmus test for our collective integrity and willingness to live together as one indivisible entity.There are some Nigerians who are sold to the disintegration hypothesis, but it is obvious that only a united Nigeria can maximize the full potentials of Africa. I believe and rightly so that President Jonathan’s transformation agenda is on course in spite of very visible hiccups such as the discredited monster of domestic terrorism instigated by a self-serving class of born-to-rule ideologues. Those who promote or sponsor it constitute an access of EVIL in a world that is fast globalizing.
I also believe that given the necessary support, Nigeria under this administration will fix the major sectors of the economy. THIS IS THE SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT NEEDS FROM ALL NIGERIANS. Verily, PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS REFORM MINDED AND IS POISED, MORE THAN EVER, TO TAKE NIGERIA TO THE A SAFE DESTINATION. THE PRESIDENT DESERVES OUR SUPPORT